Telehealth

Rural Doctor Using Innovative Care to Connect Community

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Dr. McAlhaney examines patient

Bamberg County faces the same economic problems that many other rural counties in our state confront. Much of Bamberg’s struggle has to do with its hospital closing several years ago, which not only took away a major part of the job industry but also affected healthcare...

Dave Garr: South Carolina Telehealth Pioneer Award

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Dr. Dave Garr was named the 2019 Telehealth Pioneer Award winner.

At the 2019 South Carolina Telehealth Summit, Dr. Dave Garr was named the 2019 South Carolina Telehealth Pioneer Award winner. In his tenure working for South Carolina's Area Health Education Consortium, he educated doctors on the importance of telehealth and how to best...

John Magill: South Carolina Telehealth Champion Award

June 3, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Retired Dept. of Mental Health director John Magill named 2019 Telehealth Champion Award winner.

In April, Palmetto Care Connections honored retired S.C. Department of Mental Health director John Magill with the 2019 Telehealth Champion Award. Colleagues said Magill's dedication to underserved populations helped spur the grand expansion of DMH's telepsychiatry program...

South Carolina Earns National Honor for Healthcare Transformation

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
S.C. Telehealth Alliance wins American Telemedicine Association's President's Award for Transformation of Healthcare Delivery.

South Carolina is being recognized as a leader in the telehealth industry for its commitment to statewide collaboration. The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA), which consists of several organizations that work to develop and expand telehealth services, won the...

Doctors Use Telehealth to Save Little Girl's Life

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols with Family

When Annie Nichols slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it wasn’t the worst thing you’ve ever heard.” However, later that day, the four-year-old started to scream in...

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

Telehealth is “A Game-Changer” at Mary Bramlett Elementary School

February 8, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Gaffney South Carolina

In rural South Carolina, where access to healthcare can be limited, schools are looking for ways to bring care to their students. At Mary Bramlett Elementary School in Gaffney, the school has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to bring specialty care to...

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said. The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin...

Telehealth a Highlight for State of the State Address

January 24, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
McMaster SOS

"South Carolina leads the nation," Governor Henry McMaster said in Wednesday night's speech. McMaster delivered his state of the state address highlighting telehealth in South Carolina.

Heart Failure Patient Monitors Vital Signs at Home with Telehealth

December 18, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Palmetto Health's remote tele-monitoring service has helped Wilma Goodwin stay out of the hospital.

Wilma Goodwin has lived in Chapin for more than 50 years. She loves it because it’s quiet and close to her children and grandchildren. But it’s a long drive for her to get to her doctors’ appointments, which became more common after she was diagnosed with congestive heart...

SCTA's Telehealth Awareness Week Highlights New Health Programs

October 30, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Telehealth Awareness Week

“We’re probably more advanced in telehealth than most states in this country,” said state Rep. Murrell Smith. Smith is one of the state legislature’s most prominent supporters of telehealth, which connects patients to health care providers through live video. Gov. Henry...

SCDMH Reaches Telepsychiatry Landmark

October 10, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
South Carolina Department of Mental Health has provided 100,000 telepsychiatry consultations since 2009.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), the largest provider of telemedicine services in South Carolina, has set yet another benchmark in merging technology and quality healthcare, providing its 100,000th psychiatric service via telemedicine. This award-...

Free Care Through Telehealth During Hurricane Florence

September 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
Palmetto Health Doctor Diagnosing Patients During the Storm Through Telehealth

Thousands of residents on the Carolina coast evacuated ahead of Hurricane Florence, seeking shelter farther inland, in Sumter and Columbia. The hurricane kept some evacuees away from their homes for more than a week. To expand health care access during the storm,...

Virtual Healthcare Model Supports Primary Care Doctor in Treating Addictions

September 20, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
MUSC Specialists participating in Project ECHO

"We don’t talk about addiction, we talk about recovery.” Dr. Victor Archambeau is tired of seeing the negative aspects of addiction plastered everywhere. The problem is evident particularly in his area, Horry County, which he says is “ground zero” for SC with over 100...

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